Tube Trivia


Author: Andrew Emmerson

Publisher: Capital Transport

ISBN: 9781854143662


Page: 112

View: 9855

Presenting fascinating facts and debunking some well-worn myths, this new pocket size book is ideal reading matter for the Tube or preparing for your next pub quiz. Its 160 pages are packed with answers to questions you may have and to questions you would not have thought of asking. Its A to Z format makes it easy to find a particular piece of information, but the book can equally be enjoyed by dipping into it randomly.

London post-2010 in British Literature and Culture


Author: N.A

Publisher: BRILL

ISBN: 9004344012

Category: Literary Criticism

Page: 294

View: 5506

This volume investigates the portrayal of London in recent British literature and culture and looks at the way in which they have articulated competing versions of the contemporary city.

Walk the Lines

The London Underground, Overground


Author: Mark Mason

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1446473023

Category: Games & Activities

Page: 400

View: 8414

The only way to truly discover a city, they say, is on foot. Taking this to extremes, Mark Mason sets out to walk the entire length of the London Underground - overground - passing every station on the way. In a story packed with historical trivia, personal musings and eavesdropped conversations, Mark learns how to get the best gossip in the City, where to find a pint at 7am, and why the Bank of England won't let you join the M11 northbound at Junction 5. He has an East End cup of tea with the Krays' official biographer, discovers what cabbies mean by 'on the cotton', and meets the Archers star who was the voice of 'Mind the Gap'. Over the course of several hundred miles, Mark contemplates London's contradictions as well as its charms. He gains insights into our fascination with maps and sees how walking changes our view of the world. Above all, in this love letter to a complicated friend, he celebrates the sights, sounds and soul of the greatest city on earth.

Break-Up Club: A smart, funny novel about love and friendship


Author: Lorelei Mathias

Publisher: HarperCollins UK

ISBN: 0008202338

Category: Fiction

Page: 300

View: 9226

‘Sparky dialogue and a lovely depiction of friendship. I loved this!' Katie Fforde This story is a celebration of the people that bring you back to life when your world closes in: your mates. Relationships come and go, but the Break-up Club membership never truly expires.

The London Underground Quiz Book


Author: Chris Cowlin

Publisher: Andrews UK Limited

ISBN: 1908752041

Category: Games

Page: 19

View: 9767

Brief Description: Are you a regular commuter on the London Underground? Do you use the tube to get around for business or pleasure? Or maybe you have travelled on the underground during a visit to the UK capital? If so, just how much can you remember about the world’s oldest underground system? Which tube station is the busiest, with 77 million passengers each year? If you were travelling on the Piccadilly Line, which tube station would you get off at if you were visiting Arsenal Football Club? In which year during the 1940s did the central line extend from Liverpool Street to Stratford? The answers to these and many more brain-teasing questions are all in this quiz book. Find out how well you know your way around the tube or challenge your colleagues, family and friends to discover who is the most knowledgeable about London Underground. Full of fascinating facts The London Underground Quiz Book is both fun and informative and an excellent way to help pass away the hours you spend travelling.

East-West: Penguin Underground Lines

The District, Central, Piccadilly, Hammersmith & City Lines


Author: N.A

Publisher: Penguin UK

ISBN: 1846148391

Category: Fiction

Page: N.A

View: 6637

Read stories inspired by the four Underground lines that run East and West through city - part of a series of twelve books tied to the twelve lines of the London Underground, as Tfl celebrates 150 years of the Tube with Penguin. The District Line: John Lanchester, author of Whoops! and Capital takes us on a whirlwind tour of the Tube to show its secrets, just how much we take for granted about it, and what we're really talking about, since we so often do talk about it. In short, he shows what a marvel it is. The Central Line: Geographer Danny Dorling tells the stories of the people who live along 32 stops of the Central Line to illustrate the extent and impact of inequality in Britain today. The Piccadilly Line: Peter York, co-author of the 80s bestseller, The Sloane Ranger Handbook charts the progress of the dream of grandeur and aspiration in London and chronicles London's elites. The Hammersmith & City Line: Artist and filmmaker, Philippe Parreno, who created the documentary Zidane: A 21st Century Portrait, takes us on a unique voyage through London - a journey without the typical purposes of a journey, an artistic, psychogeographical path.

Tube of Plenty

The Evolution of American Television


Author: Erik Barnouw

Publisher: Oxford University Press

ISBN: 9780199770595

Category: Performing Arts

Page: 624

View: 9243

Based on the classic History of Broadcasting in the United States, Tube of Plenty represents the fruit of several decades' labor. When Erik Barnouw--premier chronicler of American broadcasting and a participant in the industry for fifty years--first undertook the project of recording its history, many viewed it as a light-weight literary task concerned mainly with "entertainment" trivia. Indeed, trivia such as that found in quiz programs do appear in the book, but Barnouw views them as part of a complex social tapestry that increasingly defines our era. To understand our century, we must fully comprehend the evolution of television and its newest extraordinary offshoots. With this fact in mind, Barnouw's new edition of Tube of Plenty explores the development and impact of the latest dramatic phases of the communications revolution. Since the first publication of this invaluable history of television and how it has shaped, and been shaped by, American culture and society, many significant changes have occurred. Assessing the importance of these developments in a new chapter, Barnouw specifically covers the decline of the three major networks, the expansion of cable and satellite television and film channels such as HBO (Home Box Office), the success of channels catering to special audiences such as ESPN (Entertainment and Sports Programming Network) and MTV (Music Television), and the arrival of VCRs in America's living rooms. He also includes an appendix entitled "questions for a new millennium," which will challenge readers not only to examine the shape of television today, but also to envision its future.